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casting their presidential ballot next month. a judge has put a temporary hold on the state's new law. abc's t.j. winick explains. >> reporter: 93-year-old vivian applewhite cast her first vote for president back in 1932 for franklin roosevelt. but because she didn't have the required documents to obtain a photo i.d. she almost didn't have a chance to vote this november. it turns out applewhite will be able to vote after a judge blocked pennsylvania's controversial new voter i.d. law from taking full effect before the presidential election. >> at the end of the day this is a victory for democrats because they can argue that no longer would the kind of voters that they want to bring to the polls are encouraged to go to the polls will be turned away. at the same time, for republicans, winning pennsylvania was always a stretch. >> reporter: under the ruling voters can still be asked for identification but can't be discouraged from voting or disenfranchised if they dent have the proper i.d. >> they can go ahead and vote anyway. but the safe bet is to have i.d. and speed the whole process. >> r
will also take up the issues of gay marriage and voter id laws this session. question no. new laws take effect in maryland today. all children under the age of eight must sit in a child safety unless they are over 4 foot 9 inches tall. memo pad or motor scooter must decal. people will not be allowed to if they have been convicted of a federal crime or crimes. >> 10 years since the sniper shootings. surviving shooter shares his thoughts and regrets. >> convicted sniper lee boyd told the washington post t like the worst piece of scum. more on that as well as reaction victims.of his >> locked away in the red onion virginia, nown doctor with the washington post in an exclusive interview. he has come to a revelation. i was a monster. if you look up the definition, what a monster is. thief.a i stole people's lives. >> in 2002 he and his stepfather people and critically injured three more. mohammad was executed in 2009. lee boyd malvo, a juvenile, got six life terms with no parole. he said that he is remorseful inadequate.gy seems >> i am sorry. i am sorry. and it sounds -- there is no way thi
in and drove away. anybody can part get these meters until the new law is passed. -- partk st these meters until the new law is passed. >> coming up, a new bug could cost you money. what is and how to fix it. >> occupy d.c. is back. >> areas of light rain across the metro area. >> this scene is reminiscent of one year ago, dozens rallying in a show of force against the banks and the government. isn'tthose behind occupy d.c. marked their first anniversary. >> while they are no longer a constant fight, that does not mean they have gone away. >> to mark the one-year anniversary, occupy d.c. protesters took over parts of case street downtown during rush hour this morning. that certainly got the attention of commuters. tonight, they are having an event at freedom plaza. this movement admits it is hard to get their message out. they still want to be heard. >> we are the 99%. >> ococcupy d.c. never left the movement, even after police ended their encampment. >> i was having a good time, living in the community, a free rent free food, good thoughts. >> he says full-time protesters live life righte
,ues of gay voter id laws, and abortion. the justices also are considering a case this month involves the university of texas and the use of affirmative admissions.llege in maryland, several new laws today.ing effect under eight have to sit seats unlessty least 4 foot 9 inches tall. mopeds and motor scooters will have to be titled and get a decal. employers cannot ask employees -- or applicants for usernames or passwords. convicted of a violent crime cannot own a gun. in alexandria, the genon power good.is closing for it's taking with it more than 100 jobs. say the closing d not come soon enough. john gonzalez explains how this decision will impact the community. >> 16th thousand tons of sulfur dioxide, 242 tons of carbon monoxide. >> congressman jim moran is stating the different toxins from the power plant. >> there were problems here for community. >> the largest source of air pollution in the d.c. area for decades. neighbors claim the ash has put the health of thousands in danger. many people have suffered from the health effects. helde residents independent investigations and bro
is predicting one day after his big win. >> many are protesting smart meters. >> why change in the law could be prompting people to abandon dogs rather than care for them. >> police got a 911 call that someone was abducted outside of a gymnasium [ female announcer ] who will raise taxes on he middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. veeven on the middle class. mitt romney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ romney] i'm mitt romne and i approve this message. >> a bizarre confrontation at a fort myers police department. a man comes inside brandishing a machete. he came in asking to speak with an officer. they immediately draw their weapons. right now, there is no word exactly on what he was doing. 100 neglected dogs had been ab
will look forward to the playoffs. stay tuned for that. >> coming atup how a new law could i'm barack obama and i approved this message. [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the esident no matter what... who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a respsibility to care for them who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, thousing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... and so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they shohould take personal responsibility and care for their lives. >> 7 is on your side with a honda recall. honda is recalling 573,000 accords from 2003-2007. they have a defective power steering hose. the new part will not be available until 2013. >> if you are afraid your children watch too much television according to a new study, you are probably right. >> the problem could be worse than you think. we have the big picture on the small screen. >> children love their cartoons, and there are plen
. >> the theft of apple products are up 40% this year. d.c. police have yet to see a similar spy but law enforcement across the area is on alert. georgetown public safety recently sent out a notice to students warning of smart phone that. >> there have been a lot of people work -- walking around. >> they expect these to be on the lookout for the iphone 5. >> it is the hot phone. it is very popular on the market. >> with more than 3 billion iphone five models sold last week alone
. we will have more of that interview and interview with one coming up tonight at 11:00. some new laws are going to in maryland -- all children under the age of 8 are be in a child safety seat regardless of weight. only exception is if the is 4 foot 9 or taller. an employer can not asked for passwords to personal web sites or sites. edia tomorrow,g about let's talk about the weather. >> all little bit of rain is in some parts of the area. we've got a first check on for the rest of the evening. >> we have been watching a few ofwers for the past couple hours. you to this shot the sun is about to set in about 20 minutes or so. a few showers right now, but nothing that has become severe nothing expected to become severe. ar -- down toward would lee park, head 270, rockwell, near frederick, we are looking at a showers. red these charts will continue to as we move through the hours and gradual clearing overnight. temperatures will fall into the '60s and in the '50s. better chances for heavier rain the extended outlook, coming up. >> thank you. two people were seriously burned crash in northw
august 1. -- laws took effect august 1. >> there you see it. the nfl officials returning to work and receiving a warm welcome. >> the game went off without a hitch, especially with the ravens taking the wind. >> fireworks to get the crowd going. you could not forget a little touch of the toe for good luck. baltimore ravens vans were hungry for victory. >> it is a about time. we need the professionals to do their job. >> hours after the commissioner apologized to fans for three weeks of replacement officials. >> not just the baltimore ravens, but all of the teens got bad calls. >> the final play. >> nobody can forget this. this play cost the green bay packers the game. >> you hate to see your tim go down like green day did on a bad call. >> it may have pushed parties to agree on a deal to bring back the regular officials. >> at the end of the day, howis the nfl bringing in? >> this was just a bump in the road to hoping they can get back to the football we all love that. >> i just hate to see all the players up in arms. i want to see clean football. >> the message is consistent. fa
to get a baby sitter lose days from worked -- work. law-enforcement, legal counseling services, all under one roof. >> somebody there will be able to help you, if it is free. >> domestic-abuse victims are helped by a new law allowing them to collect money if they have to leave, immediately. >> do not stay because you need a paycheck. >> there is an added, permanent feature to make all deal less traumatic -- make the whole deal less traumatic. >> making people feel more comfortable. >> they say it makes all of the difference. in rockville greta kreuz, abc 7 news. >> and that is on now for abc 7 news at 5:00. coming up at 6:00 -- >> attacking each other for months from a far -- from afar president obama at mitt romney debate. breaking into offices on capitol hill. wait until you hear what they are getting away with. i am horace holmes. >> life and in hd this is abc 7 news at 6:00, on your side -- live and in hd. >> president obama and mitt romney are now in denver. the president arrived just a short time ago. it is at the university of denver. with a range of domestic issues to discu
care law, romney usually simply says this. >> if your priority is jobs, you got to get rid of obama care, and i will. >> reporter: but last night, when asked what he would replace it with? >> in fact, i do have a plan that deals with people with pre-existing conditions, that's part of my plan. >> reporter: now, we have asked the romney campaign repeatedly if under romney will would be a federal law protecting people who don't have jobs with pre-existing conditions, all allowing them to get insurance, we are told that would be turned over to the states. we hired a lip reader overnight to look at the president and mitt romney on the stage. president obama walking up to mitt romney, saying, good job, romney saying, thank you, thank you. the president saying, good, good, we'll do more of this. it would seem to appear that one of those men knew who won last nigh, diane. >> okay, david muir reporting in. time to bring in co-anchor of "good morning america," anchor of "this week," george stephanopoulos. bottom line, george, did that night affect this race for sure? >> reporter: no question
preferences in college and missions. take uprd will also issues of gay marriage and voter id laws. -- a fun giving celebrate the fall season. 46 you have a chance to win four tickets to cox farms fall festival and four tickets to -- to fields fear fear. 02 our facebook page. we will announce the winner. .to our facebook page >> adam caskey was the farm on friday. i'm dying for some apple cider. >> its great to see the farm animals and have some family fun. its a little chilly outside at this hour. talking about conditions in the bad, clear skies the low toatures in mid 50's across the region. fog be our biggest concern this morning. inare seeing that developing n maryland and northern virginia. visibility down to a quarter mile or less in some areas. tech out your temperature is now. gaithersburg and frederick, 43 in martinsburg. we will gradually warmed up throughout the day. are in between two systems. had sprinkles late yesterday evening. you can see that right here. pulling away from us. to take its place, clouds on the western should be arriving later on today. the rain has been heavy
as a granddaughter-in-law and she said, we should be so lucky. >> she's fantastic. i love her. i met her about a year ago and she just, she puts you at ease when you're around her and she's just the embodiment of youthful energy. it's really inspiring. >> reporter: speaking of inspiration, taylor's new album "red" released october 22, is inspired by a familiar theme. love. she's already released one track, a take on love gone wrong "we are never ever getting back together." ♪ we are never ever ever getting back together ♪ >> reporter: it shot to number one on i tunes in 32 countries. setting records along the way. this morning on "gma" she debuted another song. >> the song we're releasing this week is the title track "red." ♪ >> reporter: you're the number one earning star 30 years old or younger, beating justin bieber, lady gaga, all of them. reportedly $56 million last year. that's a lot. >> reporter: does it feel a little intimidating sometimes or not? >> what part of it? >> reporter: it's big. >> it just doesn't feel that -- it doesn't feel like a weight. there are times when it gets really
a new law, the federal government would be required to buy dairy products at inflated prices driving up what we pay at the store to more than $6 a gallon. it's always expensive. >>> and watch out for a worldwide shortage of disposable diapers all you parents out there. a factory that makes a key ingredient exploded this weekend. the super absorbent polymer. >> the "hotel transylvania," $43 million. "looper" with 21 million bucks. >> i heard good things about "looper." >>> arnold schwarzenegger on his life, secrets and lies. how he figured out that out housekeeper's son was his. >>> and a phenomenal finish on the way. a thrilling ryder cup finish that left americans stunned. [ female announcer ] think a thick cream is the only way to firm skin? challenge the need for such heavy measures with olay. regenerist micro-sculpting serum for firmer skin in 5 days. pretty heavy lifting for such a lightweight. [ female announcer ] olay regenerist. but i still have a runny nose. [ male announcer ] dayquil doesn't treat that. huh? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus rushes relief to all your worst
. but it affects every day americans >> . yes. and it is a difficult area of the law. by its nature, it is an incomplete crime. am i doing when i'm following you around? i am not actually hurting them or doing anything. baker went to jail for 10 years for stockin -- stalking. however, it was not enough and when he got out, much worse things happened. justice was finally done. it is a formal interview tonight. >> we look forward to watching. thanks for joining us. we invite our audience to watch at 10:00 to catch the entire segment and then stay with us for abc 7 news at 11:00. >> the co-founder of apple steve jobs, died a year ago today. recognized as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution. he managed the development of the aimak, itunes, ipod iphone -- imac. he died of cancer a year ago in his 50's. >> ann romney will be a guest host on good morning america on wednesday. she will appear during the 8:00 hour. she's one of several celebrities including open winfrey and steven colbert filling in for robin roberts while she's on medical leave. abc is in talks with the michelle
it in equipment calibrated readings.e false laws that are now take effect in august. pepco and union officials will afternoon in an effort o avoid a strike. a federal mediator is expected to attend. wednesday, union workers company calledhe its final contract offer. sticking points include changes h benefits and the some positions from full- time to part-time. time pepco went on strike was 1985. adam caskey is here now. let's have a look at our forecast. >> we are seeing clouds rolling slowly today. there was thick fog early this morning. look at this from frederick county this morning. it dissipated. now we have a good amount of sunshine. clouds are moving back into town. if similar conditions to the past couple days. clouds moved overhead in the toernoon and that leads the eveninger in and the nighttime. that later on today and tonight. ,5 in oxon hill, 73 in leesburg 70 in round hill. little muggy outside. a little above average for this year for the temperature is with dew points in the '60s. you will feel that. o is a little cooler at 70. 59 in boston. and 89 showers degrees. forecast com
with a lot to drink, so we would prefer they are within the limits of the law. >> the police say that these readings from the devices can be used in court as evidence and a drunk driving case. that is why it is important to have these devices at their fingertips. why that d.c. police headquarters, autria godfrey, -- live at d.c. police headquarters, autria godfrey abc 7 news. >> montgomery county police say that a string of assaults may be linked to similar crimes two years ago. there was a peeping tom, and labor day weekend, a man broke into a home and slashed a woman with a knife. the police think it was the same man in both cases, responsible for four similar assaults. silver spring police are looking for whoever it was to try to kidnap a 13-year-old boy at a mcdonald's on colesville road. he was at the counter when the man attempted to drag him out of the restaurant, telling the victim he was a police officer. he release the boy, and he ran from the scene. the campaign trail tonight, an admission from president obama during a fund-raiser at the capital hilton. the president s
and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have been too relaxed. >> this time, he seemed just a little detached at times. didn't want to be there. >> reporter: most agree romney led the debate. and after lagging in many polls, this first match-up could give him the boost he needed. >> knowing he's behind and he needs to win. and he came in and fought that fight stylistically. i think he put the president on defense a number of times. >> reporter: now, the candidates aren't wasting any time. they're getting back on the campaign trail today. and the big next week when the vice presidential candidates go one-on-one in kentucky. live in denver, brandi hitt. back to you. >> big issues and controversies in the headlines last few weeks, never mentioned last night. >> reporter: definite. that's what's interesting, rob and paula. you talk to the analysts. and a lot of people were waiting for president obama to bring up mitt romney's past at bain capital. and that 47% comment he made over the last couple of weeks. abc
nine, romney's hair is mesmerizing. number five, i live with my mother-in-law. what do you want from me? and the number one president obama excuse. it's bush's fault. >> and you have to wonder what "saturday night live" will do this weekend. >> can't wait.
's another tool in our belt when it comes to enforcing impa laws. >> all substations will have the new devices including a mobile van. knowing there is one more method to track drunk drivers is something those heading home on foot tonight appreciate. >> we live in tupent circle and on a given friday or saturday night there are an awful lot of people going back to their cars having had a lot to drink. so we would prefer within the limits of the law that they do. >> montgomery county police think some recent assaults are linked to similar crimes to two years ago. a woman spot add peeping tom at an apartment complex and a man broke into a home and slashed a woman with a knife. police now think it was the same man in both cases and that he is responsible for four similar assaults dating back to 2010. in silver spring police are looking for the person who tried to kidnap a sp-year-old boy at a the victim was waiting at the counter when the man attempted to drag him out of the rest raupt telling the victim he's a police officer. the suspect eventually rel
that we're talking about, can't make dixes about what treatments are given. that's prohibited in the law. let's go back to what governor romney indicated, that under his plan, he would be able to cover people with pre-existing conditions. well, actually, governor, that isn't what your plan does, what your plan does is to duplicate what is already the law. if you are out of health insurance for three months, then you can end up getting continuous coverage and insurance company can't deny you if it's been under 90 days. but that's already the law. and that doesn't help the millions of people out there with pre-existing conditions. there's a reason why governor romney set up the plan that he did in massachusetts. it wasn't a government takeover of health care. it was the largest expansion of private insurance. but what it does say is that insurers, you have to take everybody. now, that also means that you've got more customers. but when governor romney says that he'll replace it with something, but can't detail how it will be, in fact, replaced and the reason he set up the system he did in
, will support a federal law to make it impossible to rent cars without fixing them. the campaign led by the mother of these two sisters, who were killed in a car crash after their rental car had caught on fire. >> they had been incinerated in the car. >> reporter: rachel and sister, jackie, were heading to a family reunion in 2004, after renting a car from enterprise. >> you want them to drive something safe. >> reporter: when they arrive, they were told they were upgraded to a p.t. cruiser. but they were not told that enterprise had received a recall notice from chrysler, one month earlier, in september 2004. warning that the power steering fluid on the p.t. cruiser could leak and result in an underhood fire. on their way back home on highway 1, the warning became reality, as the p.t. cruiser caught on fire. >> the smoke would fill the engine compartment. you wouldn't be able to see or growth. you had no steering. >> reporter: they spent years in court fighting enterprise, based in st. louis. in pretrial testimony, enterprise executives made a surprising admission, there was no corp
: the debate later turned to the president's health care law which romney says he will get rid of if elected. >> it cuts $716 billion from medicare to pay for it. i want to put that money back in medicare. it has killed jobs. >> reporter: but the president tried to bring it back to romney's own health care law which he says is quite similar. >> governor romney did a good thing working with democrats in the state to set up what is essentially the identical model. it hasn't destroyed jobs. >> reporter: there were few fireworks and there were even fewer surprises. both candidates were deliberate going through their policy points. rob, paula, at times that made it seem look they were more concerned with getting through their checklist than really connecting with voters watching at home. >> all right, karen. a moment when they were talking what programs would be cut. all of a sudden you heard sesame street, big bird, big bird started trending. tell us what happened? >> oh, yeah, don't let your kids hear this one. big bird is apparently on the chopping block in a mitt romney budget. he said there
last june upholding president obama's health care law. >>> overseas now to afghanistan and a stark reminder tonight of the human cost of war. an attack at a checkpoint left two americans dead, one a serviceman. the 2,000th u.s. military death since the war began. muhammad lila is in the region tonight. >> reporter: some officials are describing this as a firefight between american troops and the very afghan soldiers they were working alongside. for reasons that aren't yet clear it appears as though there were some sort of confrontation at one of the many checkpoints american troops are often stationed at. there was an exchange of gunfire. at first the coalition called it an insider attack at the hands of afghan forces. but later they said the taliban might have been involved. now whatever the reason, the 2,000th american killed in afghanistan is certainly a very grim milestone. this comes just as we are days away from the 11-year anniversary of combat in afghanistan and there is another number to consider, 68,000 american troops are now in afghanistan increasingly under threat not
of 9/11. so law enforcement on every level could share intelligence. but senate investigators say those centers have done nothing to stop terror plots. >>> american airlines says wrongly installed clamps and not sabotage caused seats to become loose on three flights. those seats and everything from the smell of smoke to landing gear issues have forced american flights to divert offcourse. pilots can finally resume contract negotiations today. >>> for the fourth-consecutive year the u.s. birthrate has dropped. experts say the economy is forcing couples to think twice about having kids. there's encouraging news. beer sales are up for the first time in four years. that means americans, particularly young men, may be starting to feel better about their finances. if there is a bridge to be made between the last two stories, we'll be digging into that in the days ahead. i'm sure. >>> scottie was -- he's going yeah, yeah. >> what do you think, scottie? >> i'm doing my part. >> we thank you for your service. >> the economy's off to a robust recovery. >>> how about "pop news"? >> i don't know wh
of having you as a granddaughter-in law-she said, we should be so lucky. >> she's fantastic. i love her. >> reporter: but for all the romance, one very steady relationship is with her music. you have been -- rolling stone said she's one of the few genuine rock stars we've got with a flawlessness that makes a song click. >> when did they say that? >> reporter: june. >> they said that? >> reporter: they did. recently, too. >> wow. >> reporter: it's so funny. you're so impressed. >> i guess for me, i just don't really believe it yet. >> reporter: so you are not blase? >> i try to be sometimes, but it's just hard when you get excited about stuff. ♪ >> reporter: there's a lot to be excited about these days. she is truly adorable. and, oh, so talented. imagine, she wrote every song on every one of her albums. elizabeth, you mentioned she holds the record for the most top-ten debuts on billboard history, looks like she's poised to do it again. tonight on "nightline," you'll hear much more from her as well, as well as the debut of her album cover as i go behind the scenes with cindy levy and
,000 customers out there. and amex accused of violating federal laws in marketing and billing. the company will pay $27.5 million in fines. similar claims, were settled with capital one and discover. >>> well a decorated philadelphia police officer is facing brutality charges after punching a woman attending a parade. the confrontation was captured on video sunday. it is going to happen on the left side of the screen. after the puerto rican day parade. the lieutenant seen on video hitting the mother of three so far in the face, it knock herd to the ground and left her bleeding. >> this happened, somebody hit me. and that's it. >> i'm not so sure the level of force that he used was appropriate for the situation. but again, that is yet to be determined. and they will do a full investigation. >> well, anna guzman was cited for disorderly conduct for throwing beer. the video apparently shows it was thrown by the man behind her. lieutenant josie has been with the force for nearly 20 years. now on administrative duty. still, even if she had, there is really no excuse for, for, for that sort of r
drinking is against the law. that leads to a dilemma. what would you do if you saw an adult buying alcohol for a teenager? the legal drinking age is 21 in this country. john quinones asks that question in an episode of "what would you do?" >> as fathers and mothers, we try to be the cool mom or dad because we want our kids and their friends to like us. but how much is too much? what if you see that cool dad in a liquor store, stocking up for the kids' house party? we wanted to find out what people will do if they see one of these dads in action, buying alcohol for his underaged child. >> you're going to fit right in. we need vodka. >> we don't need vodka, dad. i don't want to go overboard. >> grab a little soda, too. >> reporter: this woman enters the store and immediately takes notice of father and son. and it doesn't take long for blanche to react. >> you can't buy that. that's underaged drinking. you cannot buy it. >> it's going to be at my house. >> you'll be the one arrested. you can't sell this to him. you know it's wrong. you can't sell it to him. and i'm going to stay here. all cal
think of having you as a granddaughter in law. she said, "we would be so lucky." >> she is fantastic. i love her. >> you know nothing about me, but what you see on the outside. and i am much more than a number on a scale. >> kids are bullying do not let them bring you down. stand up for what you believe in. go with your heart. go with your gut. >> amazing what goes down in the course of a week, huh. >> fascinating to watch. >> and finally, we know why we are up at this hour. sometimes we wonder y'all are up awake. >> that's right. we have been asking you to tweet us your pictures showing us what you are doing at this hour. >> within reason. >> within reason. here is one sent in by alex, clearly watching our show, but he is not alone. rambo. we see here. a yorkie. watching as well. >> thanks for the ratings. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for action i love telling big stories about big heroes. but, at the end of the day, real life is better than any story. our service men and women are e real hero
ross investigates tsa officers who are on the wrong side of the law. you don't want to miss this. ♪ take the money and run >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by "the new york times." >>> welcome back.money and run we have a stunning report here about just how much is being stolen by tsa agents at the nation's airports. >> anyone who has ever lost anything in their luggage might have always wondered where did that camera go? what happened to that electronic device? check out this story. abc's brian ross investigates. >> reporter: instead of protecting passengers, prosecutors say the tsa officer caught on this airport surveillance tape in memphis was stealing from one. first, at an empty ticket counter he stashes a laptop left beef hind at a checkpoint. then, drapes a jacket over the laptop and walks away. in this case, the tsa officer was caught convicted and fired. >> this is the tip of the iceberg. >> reporter: new figures provided to abc news show 381 tsa officers have been fired for theft. 11 this year alone. amid what critics call a culture of indifferenc
this half-hour. >> leindsay lohan's latest. what would monday morning be without a brush with the law for lilo. only this time she says she is the victim of the crime and not perpetrator. >> an interesting one. you will enjoy it. >>> don't go in the water, a new threat at some of the nation's lakes, not as harmless as it might look. >> that was a foul story. don't want to go anywhere near the water. and can be deadly as well. >>> in power and offline. how some well known and powerful people don't use e-mail. could you survive without e-mail? >> can't imagine how you would do it. using snail mail and making phone calls. >> i could go without it. i would text everybody. my e-mails are short to the point. >> i am all about the text. i don't want to talk to anybody. happy birthday. >> will you talk to them? >> yes. >>> first on this monday, with just two days you mentioned earlier until the first presidential debate. our new poll out shows president obama way ahead in the expectations game. >> in our abc news/"washington po" poll, 63% of registered voters, a two to one margin expect pres
. a judge expected to rule whether a law requiring voters to show a photo i.d. is, in fact, constitutional. >>> and a philadelphia police lieutenant under investigation after punching a woman in the face. the video you see here from the puerto rican day parade, shows the lieutenant striking a woman so hard, she falls to the ground bleeding. police claims she threw beer at them. we'll hear more about this. >>> finally, what every folicly-challenged fella has been waiting to hear. i should recuse myself from this story. a new study finds it -- the pursuit folks, like bruce willis, not only appear tougher and more powerful than more men, they're seen as taller and better leaders. >> and cuter. >> guys like patrick stewart, are masculine enough to take on the cable company, as we recently reported. the study did find the guys with full, lustrous hair are found to be more attractive. >> i thought they were going to go with your husband, mark there. >> i keep waiting for him to go all, and go willis. what can i say? >> as far as america knows. >> a little off. a little off. >> i once had a guy c
. >> reporter: but law enforcement say wednesday's incident is no laughing matter. >> it's a very dangerous thing to do. police show up and they have a -- they believe they have a bad guy. and someone gets shot. >> reporter: unlike "punk'd" these are real cops with real bullets. a volatile situation where someone could get hurt. >>> now, to an update on a story we brought you yesterday on "good morning america." local tv anchor jennifer livingston is fighting back after a viewer criticized her weight. now, the man behind that hurtful e-mail is speaking out. and he is not backing down. jennifer has received support from our own abc station, wxow in lacrosse, wisconsin. and linsey davis has the story. >> reporter: it was the e-mail that sparked national outrage. >> it reads as follows. surely, you don't consider yourself a suitable example for this community's young people, girls in particular. >> reporter: and this morning, the man behind it finally has a face, with two bulging biceps to match. his name is kenneth krause. the viewer that took jennifer livingston to task for her weight. >> yo
, a wide range of issues like gay marriage voter i.d. laws and abortion are expected to go before the court. >> it is hard to believe, but now just 36 days until the election. president obama and mitt romney are getting ready for their first presidential debate, which is wednesday. both candidates have been downplaying their own debating skills, but yesterday, new jersey governor chris christie's said mitt romney is ready to rise to the occasion. a new poll is out that says who voters expect to win the debate. we will have the full story at 6:00. >> in the meantime, we turn to the weather. beautiful. >> will it stay that way? is some rain moving in? doug is here with the details. >> right now, just a few light showers west of the metro area, but tomorrow, the temperatures and the chances of rain increase. some of this front will not reach the ground. it will be very, very light. better chances of rain come overnight tomorrow as a storm center two hours southwest will make a move. in the next 36-42 hours we will get rain isolated thunderstorms are possible as well. 71 with cloudy skies in th
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